Ookla’s Net Index shows that South Africa’s average download speed is 3.03Mbps, up from 1.89Mbps a month ago (based on information on 7 March 2012). This result means that South Africa ranks in 103rd place globally.
According to the Net Index website, which uses data from millions of recent Speedtest.net test results, the average global download speed is 9.94Mbps.
The highest average download speeds by country were recorded in Lithuania (31,71Mbps), followed by South Korea (30.19Mbps) and Latvia (27.66Mbps).
The average global upload speed is 3.78Mbps. South Korea leads the pack with an average uplink speed of 27.89Mbps.
South Africa in comparison had an average upload speed of 1.27Mbps. South Africa ranks in 93rd place when compared to the upload speeds of countries globally.
The top global cities according to download speed are listed below.
Best broadband providers
The Top 20 speeds according to Ookla’s Net Index are as follows:
- Cape Technikon – 39.84 Mbps
- MWEB Connect – 24.98 Mbps
- UNINET Project – 15.51 Mbps
- Global Internet Access – 6.63 Mbps
- Comtel Communications – 5.67 Mbps
- Frogfoot Networks – 4.94 Mbps
- Vodacom – 4.58 Mbps
- Neotel - 4.15 Mbps
- Cell C – 3.45 Mbps
- Altech Technology Concepts – 3.17 Mbps
- Africa Independent Network Exchange – 2.64 Mbps
- Cybersmart – 2.60 Mbps
- Internet Solutions – 2.56 Mbps
- Telkom – 2.43 Mbps
- WebAfrica – 2.36 Mbps
- MTN Network Solutions Pty Ltd – 2.36 Mbps
- MWEB Connect – 2.08 Mbps
- SAINET Internet – 1.81 Mbps
- DSL-BCS Group – 1.46 Mbps
- Global Web Intact t/a Screamer Telecoms – 1.17 Mbps
It should be noted that these speeds are average download speeds per network, and often include core network speed tests which will lift the average.
Please note: The average has once again fallen to below 3Mbps since the time the article was written